Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) has revealed that he is joining forces with Heavy Metal to create a graphic novel adaptation of his autobiography “The Heroin Diaries.” The book will be a part of Heavy Metal’s new 12 x 12 imprint, which features music-themed art books/graphic novels that focus on songs and musicians. Fans can preview “The Heroin Diaries” graphic novel at Heavy Metal’s San Diego Comic Con booth (booth #1529).
“The Heroin Diaries has always been deeply personal to me. So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic HEAVY METAL brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid. This is really a passion project and I’ve been intimately involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art. Working with Jeff, Rantz and their team has been an inspiring experience and I think we came up with a really unique spin on The Heroin Diaries that tells the story from a different angle. It is meant to be a treat for fans of The Heroin Diaries, old and new, and I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.”
Heavy Metal CEO, Jeff Krelitzsays added:
“I’ve been the biggest fan of Mötley Crüe since the release of Too Fast for Love, and have nothing but the greatest respect for Nikki and his songwriting, so for us to be able to collaborate with him on bringing this tragedy-to-triumph to a new audience in a powerful way is a dream come true.”
If that’s not enough for you, keep an eye out for the 10th anniversary editions of “The Heroin Diaries” book and the SIXX:A.M. album of the same name, as well as the upcoming “The Heroin Diaries” play.